Chief executive Terry Fox holding a re-cyclable and a compostible cup at Cup Print, Ballymaley Business Park, Ennis, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

For many, the disposable coffee cup is the poster image for the waste scourge, used once, not recyclable, ending their short lives in landfill dumps, (...)

Nespresso coffee capsules manufactured by Nestle. Nestle was ordered to pay €500,000 plus legal fees to Ethical Coffee after a ruled that Nespresso competed unfairly against the maker of knock-off capsules that work in its machines. Photo: Bloomberg

Nestle was ordered to pay €500,000 plus legal fees to Ethical Coffee after a French court ruled that Nespresso competed unfairly against the maker o(...)